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The iPhone Pocket Guide

The iPhone Pocket Guide by Christopher Breen
Here is your essential companion to Apple's iPhone. This handy, low-priced book is packed with quick results so you can jump in and master the iPhone right away. Snappy writing, eye-catching graphics, and a fresh design walks you through the most common iPhone tasks.
The iPhone Pocket Guide shows you how to:
* Set up and quickly start using your phone-- iPod-- Internet device.
* Make and receive calls and send text messages with your phone.
* Sync calendar and contacts between the iPhone and your Mac or Windows PC.
* Send email using AT&T's wireless network or a Wi-Fi connection.
* Listen to songs and watch movies and TV shows (and YouTube!).
* Surf the Web using the built-in Safari browser.
The iPhone Pocket Guide
Author: Christopher Breen
Regular price: $14.99 - our discounted price: $28.87
Published by: Peachpit Press; Paperback; 272 pages; web rating: 5; us
Department: Data in the Enterprise, Telephony, E-mail, Peripherals, Radio & Wireless, Telephone Systems

GarageBand 2: The Missing Manual

GarageBand 2: The Missing ManualDavid Pogue
Whether you're a professional musician or a mere novice, Apple's GarageBand software has everything you need to produce commercial-quality recordings entirely on your own. Just imagine how many thousands of singers and instrumentalists remain undiscovered because they lack the capability to produce viable demos. Well, no more. Now there's no need to assemble a backup band or book time at a professional studio -- GarageBand has it covered. And GarageBand 2: The Missing Manual gives you the know-how you need to make it all happen. It's an authoritative, witty guide to constructing digital recordings with GarageBand.
GarageBand 2: The Missing Manual
Author: David Pogue
Regular price: $24.95 - our discounted price: $5.99
Published by: O'Reilly Media, Inc.; Paperback, Illustrated; 272 pages; web rating: 5; us
Department: MacOS, MP3, Web Authoring & Design, Macintosh

Computers, Learning, and fun for the rest of us...

Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Programming:
Your visual blueprint for creating
interactive spreadsheets

Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Programming: Your visual blueprint for creating interactive spreadsheets (Visual Blueprint) by Denise Etheridge
Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007 Programming/ Welcome to the only guidebook series that takes a visual approach to professional-level computer topics. Open the book and you'll discover step-by-step screen shots that demonstrate over 140 key Excel programming techniques, including:
* Assigning digital signatures to macros * Setting properties for a project * Assigning values to a variable * Changing the properties of an object * Formatting a numeric expression * Processing a runtime error * Saving worksheets to another file * Displaying a built-in dialog box
Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Programming
Author: Denise Etheridge
Regular price: $26.99 - our discounted price: $14.45
Published by: Visual; Paperback; 352 pages; web rating: 4; us
Department: Excel

Find Gold in Windows Vista

Find Gold in Windows Vista by Dan Gookin
Windows Vista represents a major improvement to Windows -- one that's been long in coming. Because of that, many readers will be experienced Windows users who have grown accustomed to doing things a certain way. The new version of Windows will present a challenge to them. This book is for that reader.

Getting up to speed on a new version of Windows is a frustrating game called "Where have they buried the bodies?" People know what they want to do; they just don't know the new places to find what they need and the new steps involved to accomplish the task. Find Gold in Windows Vista shows readers the new places and the new steps in the new Windows. This book is different because computer users who already know Windows but are merely concerned with finding where the bodies are buried can use it to find quickly the exact information they need.
Find Gold in Windows Vista
Author: Dan Gookin
Regular price: $29.99 - our discounted price: $16.36
Published by: Wiley; Paperback; 494 pages; web rating: 5; us
Department: Windows NT/ Windows NT Server/ Windows - General/ Computers & Internet

Fonts & Encodings

Fonts & Encodings by Yannis Haralambous
This is a HUGE book! This reference is a fascinating and complete guide to using fonts and typography on the Web and across a variety of operating systems and application software. Fonts & Encodings shows you how to take full advantage of the incredible number of typographic options available, with advanced material that covers everything from designing glyphs to developing software that creates and processes fonts.
The era of ASCII characters on green screens is long gone, and industry leaders such as Apple, HP, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle have adopted the Unicode Worldwide Character Standard. Yet, many software applications and web sites still use a host of standards, including PostScript, TrueType, TeX//Omega, SVG, Fontlab, FontForge, Metafont, Panose, and OpenType. This book explores each option in depth, and provides background behind the processes that comprise today's "digital space for writing":
Fonts & Encodings
Author: Yannis Haralambous
Regular price: $59.99 - our discounted price: $26.95
Published by: O'Reilly Media, Inc.; Paperback/ Illustrated; 1037 pages; web rating: 5; us
Department: Typography/ Web Development/ Unicode/ Software Development/ Graphic Design/ Word Processing

Teach Yourself Computers VISUALLY

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Computers (Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech)) by Paul McFedries
Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something -- and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 135 basic computer tasks. Each task-based spread includes easy, visual directions for performing necessary operations, including: * Comparing types of computers * Selecting memory and storage options * Using Windows or Mac OS X * Working with digital media * Exploring e-mail and the Web * Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Computers
Author: Paul McFedries
Regular price: $24.99 - our discounted price: $9.00
Published by: Visual; Paperback; 306 pages; web rating: 4; us
Department: PCs, Information Systems

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